Chelan County Public Works shut down three local road projects Friday due to fire danger.
The work stoppage is required by the state Department of Natural Resources, which issued an Industrial Fire Precaution Level notice for a “General Shutdown” of the projects. The projects include replacement of Old Blewett Bridge No. 1, improvement of Upper Squilchuck Road and work on the Chumstick Highway.
The projects will remain on hold until the warning is lowered. Work will resume at that time to include any precautions required by the DNR, according to a Public Works press release.